Elizabeth Kimber

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Microsoft HoloLens, Surface Hub And... Windows 10

Microsoft has used what appeared to be a fairly straightforward Windows 10 announcement to unveil two actually pretty amazing - and bonkers - new …

Augmented Reality

Super-Strong 'Neodymium' Magnets Will Literally Destroy Anything

Neodymium magnets are the strongest commercially available magnets in the world and are used in everything from hard drives to headphones.<p>They're …

Rare Earth

US State Trials App That Would Put Your Driving Licence On Your Phone

The US state of Iowa is looking set to become on of the first places in the world where you'll have your driving licence as an app on your …

Man Builds Mechanical Horse, It's So Bad It's Good

Chinese inventor Su Daocheng, spent two months working on what might be the weirdest transportation vehicle we've ever seen: a mechanical …

Inventions

'Human' Shadow On Mars Caught Messing With NASA's Curiosity Rover

HUMANS ARE ON MARS. The con has been revealed. All this time, NASA has been secretly shipping people off to Mars to, you know, do basic rover …

UFOs

Earth - Record-breaking baby boom for grey seals

A grey seal baby boom has seen a nature reserve on the east coast of England stake its claim as the largest breeding site in the country.<p>Grey seals have been breeding on Blakeney Point in Norfolk since 2001 when the first 25 pups were born.<p>Their numbers have increased almost a hundredfold since …

National Trust

Earth - Dwarf elephant beats up big rival

Talk about having a big personality.<p>Scientists have spotted and filmed a dwarf male Asian elephant wandering the forests of Sri Lanka.<p>The elephant has a normal-sized head and body, but very short and stubby legs.<p>Thought to be the first of his kind ever recorded, the elephant surprised the …

Wildlife

Earth - Carnivorous caterpillars attack victims

Caterpillars, they're a bit soft, aren’t they? Unappreciated ugly creatures, waiting for their metamorphosis.<p>All they do is slowly crawl around, munching on plants until they literally spread their wings and fly away.<p>Not so for all it turns out.<p>While the majority eat only plants, a certain group …

Insects

Earth - The spider battles going on in the living room

The scene: a cosy living room in winter.<p>There’s a movement by the fireplace; a dark leggy shape scuttles along the skirting board. For many of us it’s an unwelcome sight, a precursor to the inevitable house spider in the bath.<p>One very ‘housey’ spider (<i>Tegenaria parietina</i>) is commonly known as the …

Living Rooms

Earth - Record how, when and where otters live on the coast

With your help the coastal otter project aims to build up a picture of how frequently and extensively otters use coastal habitats in England and Wales.<p>Otters are a top predator, more commonly associated with freshwater and increasingly seen in our towns and cities; they are a top spot for any …

Otters

Earth - The fastest insect in the world

The cheetah is famously the fastest land animal on the planet, running at up to 120 kilometres an hour (75 miles per hour). Its extreme speed means it achieves a kill on around half of its hunts.<p>That's impressive, but you surely knew it already, because cheetahs are so over-exposed. The British …

British Humour

Earth - Secrets of the harlequin ladybird revealed

Chances are that the ladybirds you’ve seen in recent weeks aren’t some of our native species, but are instead a few of the many forms of the highly invasive harlequin ladybird, <i>Harmonia axyridis</i>.<p>Also known as the Asiatic ladybird (from where it originates), harlequin beetles have been used since the …

Insects

Earth - The truth about hippos: herbivore or cannibal?

Scientists have got it wrong about hippopotamuses a lot over the years. Their name in ancient Greek translates to “river horse” yet modern science linked the animals to pigs. The most recent studies have found they are more closely related to whales.<p>They also don’t sweat blood as once thought, but …

National Parks

Climate change brings new neighborhood birds

To get a good look at the impacts of global warming, you may need to look no farther than your own yard. Some unexpected species may perch in a local …

Birds

Thunderstorms can generate powerful radiation

SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re close enough to a thunderstorm, you’ll hear lightning crackle and roar as it streaks across the sky. Yet some storms offer …

For Kids

Study reveals how many times you should be checking email daily to reduce stress

Checking email may be an addictive habit, but not surprisingly, researchers say the more you refresh your inbox, the more stressed you'll …

UK flights chaos: Air traffic control computers using software from the 1960s

One of the main computer programs used by air traffic control centre Nats was written in the 1960s and has been phased out by every other country<p>A computer failure that led to southern England being closed to air traffic on Friday could be repeated because software used to control flights dates …

Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

Android Wear is a platform in progress, as evidenced by Google’s continual updates, bringing features like third-party watch face support and more big changes in periodic updates. One that also arrived in a recent software change is support for offline step tracking, meaning you can still log …